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1936-08-01 00:00:00

1936 - Beginnings

Foster Salsbury develops a motor scooter using a variable speed clutch and establishes Salsbury Industries.

1937-09-01 00:00:00

1937 - Roscoe Turner and Salsbury Industries

Roscoe Turner, record-breaking American aviator becomes spokesperson for Salsbury Motor Glides scooters from 1936-1940.

1941-07-01 00:00:00

1938 - Motor Scooter Tour

Salsbury and General Tire and Rubber Company sponsor a cross country tour starting in Los Angeles, then to San Francisco, and concluding in New York City. John DeSalea and Allen Rich (pictured) traveled 4900 miles from October 19 to December 6, 1938.

1944-09-01 00:00:00

1940 - U.S. Navy and Air Force

The U.S. Navy, Air Force and various Defense related companies purchase Salsbury Scooters for servicemen and women.

1945-10-01 00:00:00

1945 - Engineering and Manufacturing

Salsbury Industries strengthens its Engineering and Manufacturing prowess in the clutch business and develops relationships with companies such as John Deere, Cushman, Kawasaki and Honda.

1946-10-01 00:00:00

1947 - Salsbury Industries Model 85 Scooter

The Salsbury Industries Model 85 scooter is introduced with industry leading technology for its time.

1948-10-01 00:00:00

1950 - Salsbury Industries and Hollywood

Film Studios and Hollywood talent agencies utilize Salsbury Scooters. (Pictured: Errol Flynn and Elizabeth Taylor)

1949-10-01 00:00:00

1952 - Turret Trucks

Salsbury Industries develops a full line of Turret Trucks for warehousing and transportation industries.

1955-10-01 00:00:00

1955 - Automatic Clutches

Salsbury Industries develops the 600 Series Automatic Clutch for gas engines and electric motors that are used in golf carts, snowmobiles, and similar commercial vehicles.

1961-06-08 20:13:56

1961 - 25th Anniversary (1936-1961)

Salsbury Industries celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

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